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Data Element Name:  Discharge Hour File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  17
Record Positions:  94 - 95 Format-Length:  A/N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The hour when the patient was discharged or death occurred.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been right justified and zero filled.

  2. The hour must have been recorded in whole numbers, disregarding minutes, in accordance with the Admission/Discharge Hour Code Table in Appendix B.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.